Dr. Tobkes grew up in South Florida. After graduating from Emory University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1985, he attended the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Gastroenterology also at the University of South Florida. During his time at USF, he was honored to serve as chief resident and was awarded as the most outstanding resident in his training program.
Dr. Tobkes has co-authored multiple articles in the gastroenterology literature. He has been in private practice in Rockledge since 1994, and he has privileges at Wuesthoff Hospital and Cape Canaveral Hospital. Dr. Tobkes has served as the medical director of Space Coast Endoscopy Center. His professional interests include Celiac disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's disease, and colon cancer screening.